Kaduna aspirants demand refund from delegates after losing PDP house of representative primary

Kaduna aspirants demand refund from delegates after losing PDP house of representative primary

Adam Namadi, son of Namadi Sambo, former vice-president and Shehu Usman ABG, has asked delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party to refund the million

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Adam Namadi, son of Namadi Sambo, former vice-president and Shehu Usman ABG, has asked delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party to refund the million given to each of them after they both lost in the party’s primary election, daily Trust is reporting.

Namadi who aspired to represent Kaduna north federal constituency in the house of representatives, secured just two votes at the party’s primary.

The aspirant had promised to add N1.5 million to the amount given to each of the delegates, but he secured the least votes among the three contenders.

The delegates raked in millions of naira from the aspirants who appeared in a hurry to outspend one another.

At the end, Samaila Suleiman, the incumbent representative of the constituency carried the day as he defeated both Namadi and Usman.

Suleiman, who recently decamped from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP, won with 22 votes against Shehu Usman ABG who polled 14 votes.

Delegates said Suleiman had distributed between N3.5m and N4m to each delegate while ABG gave out N2.5m in cash and Namadi had distributed N2m to delegates.

However, having lost the contest, both Usman and Namadi demanded an immediate refund.

Suleiman, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Special Duties, left the APC following the interest of Governor Nasir el-Rufai’s eldest son, Bello, in his seat at the green chamber.